Sages announce new Hall of Fame class

Sages announce new Hall of Fame class

MONTICELLO — Three selections came from the 1960s and 1970s. Two more were in their first year of consideration. All five entities will now be part of the Monticello Athletic Hall of Fame.

High school officials announced the 2018 class Monday — 1966 graduate Dick Sumner, 2008 graduates Lucy Coleman and Kyle Dooley, longtime coach Bob Trimble and the 1965-66 boys' basketball team.

All will be recognized during the Sages' homecoming football event on Sept. 14.

Sumner was a key cog for that also-elected hoops club. The four-year starter was just the second individual in program history to net 1,000 career points, and he also played football.

Coleman was The News-Gazette's 2007 All-Area volleyball Player of the Year. In her senior campaign, she led that Monticello squad to a 27-2 ledger. Coleman also competed in basketball and track.

Dooley excelled in wrestling, the only state champion in Sages lore (140 pounds in 2007). The all-time career grappling wins boss with 150, Dooley also played football.

Trimble joins son Thad in the hall. Bob Trimble helmed Monticello boys' basketball for 22 seasons, beginning in 1972, and won 20 games nine times. The elder Trimble also oversaw 16 all-state boys' track and field athletes in 14 years.

The 1965-66 boys' hoops unit is the only one in school history to go undefeated in regular-season play, finishing 26-1.

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